Geo-Trips :: Along the A2 via east London

Chatham

A drive from Highbury, Sat, 19 Oct 2019 by David Howard

I found there was a possible unique pre-1950s red pre-Worboys sign in Chatham dockyard, so went on the weekend to avoid the usual London traffic, and the relatively new A2 takes you straight from the Blackwall Tunnel to Chatham in an hour with no breaks. It was a lovely sunny day, and after discovering the docks had replaced both old signs with copies followed the A2 back taking photos at every exit. I also saw the cable car over the Thames for the first time and the sculpture at the Stratford Olympic Park. I had never been to the dockyard before either so always interesting to see somewhere new.

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TQ7567 : New Road, Chatham by David Howard
New Road, Chatham

TQ7169 : Watling Street, Strood by David Howard
Watling Street, Strood

TQ7269 : Watling Street, Strood by David Howard
Watling Street, Strood

TQ7468 : Buildings on Corporation Street, Rochester by David Howard
Buildings on Corporation Street, Rochester
The flats are almost finished, the other building is part of Rochester Social Club.

TQ7568 : Old barracks by Dock Road, Chatham by David Howard
Old barracks by Dock Road, Chatham
They are now derelict, presumably awaiting conversion to 'luxury' flats.

TQ7568 : Shell petrol station on Dock Road, Chatham by David Howard
Shell petrol station on Dock Road, Chatham

TQ7669 : Chatham Dockyard by David Howard
Chatham Dockyard
It is now a visitor centre

TQ7669 : Chatham Dockyard by David Howard
Chatham Dockyard
Looking towards Turk's boatyard

TQ7669 : The car park at Chatham Dockyard by David Howard
The car park at Chatham Dockyard

TQ7471 : Hasted Road, Wainscott by David Howard
Hasted Road, Wainscott
From the bridge on Higham Road

TQ7471 : Higham Road going above Hasted Road by David Howard
Higham Road going above Hasted Road

TQ7471 : Royal School of Military Engineering, Wainscott by David Howard
Royal School of Military Engineering, Wainscott

TQ7471 : Houses on Higham Road, Wainscott by David Howard
Houses on Higham Road, Wainscott

TQ7571 : Four Elms Roundabout, Chattenden by David Howard
Four Elms Roundabout, Chattenden

TQ7170 : Roundabout on Gravesend Road, Gadshill by David Howard
Roundabout on Gravesend Road, Gadshill

TQ7170 : Little Hermitage wedding venue, Gadshill by David Howard
Little Hermitage wedding venue, Gadshill

TQ6670 : Esso petrol station on Watling Street, Cobham by David Howard
Esso petrol station on Watling Street, Cobham

TQ6670 : Services by Watling Street, Cobham by David Howard
Services by Watling Street, Cobham

TQ6670 : The A2 Watling Street, Cobham by David Howard
The A2 Watling Street, Cobham
Taken from the services alongside

TQ6570 : Wrotham Road joining Watling Street by David Howard
Wrotham Road joining Watling Street
Straight ahead for the westbound slipway

TQ6272 : Pylons by the A2, Southfleet by David Howard
Pylons by the A2, Southfleet

TQ6172 : Ackers Drive, Swanscombe by David Howard
Ackers Drive, Swanscombe

TQ5872 : Parking spaces on Bean Lane by David Howard
Parking spaces on Bean Lane

TQ5172 : Pinewood Place, Maypole by David Howard
Pinewood Place, Maypole

TQ3881 : Poplar Works construction by David Howard
Poplar Works construction
A new work space is being built on what the map says is the site of a former school.

TQ3684 : Under the Blackwall Tunnel Approach, Hackney Wick by David Howard
Under the Blackwall Tunnel Approach, Hackney Wick

TQ7667 : Flats on New Road, Chatham by David Howard
Flats on New Road, Chatham

TQ7667 : Flats on New Road, Chatham by David Howard
Flats on New Road, Chatham

TQ7667 : Buzz Bingo on The Brook, Chatham by David Howard
Buzz Bingo on The Brook, Chatham

TQ7568 : Medway Magistrates Court, Chatham by David Howard
Medway Magistrates Court, Chatham

TQ7471 : Houses on Higham Road, Wainscott by David Howard
Houses on Higham Road, Wainscott

TQ7471 : Higham Road, Wainscott by David Howard
Higham Road, Wainscott

TQ7471 : Islingham Farm Road, Wainscott by David Howard
Islingham Farm Road, Wainscott
This is mainly a military area

TQ6769 : The entrance to Cobham Hall by David Howard
The entrance to Cobham Hall

TQ6172 : Sign for new development on Ackers Drive, Swanscombe by David Howard
Sign for new development on Ackers Drive, Swanscombe

TQ6172 : Ackers Drive, Swanscombe by David Howard
Ackers Drive, Swanscombe

TQ5872 : Bean Lane by David Howard
Bean Lane
Being Britain it could be runner beans, butter beans or broad beans. It is quite a... more

TQ5872 : Hope Cottages on Bean Lane by David Howard
Hope Cottages on Bean Lane

TQ5872 : Bean Lane by David Howard
Bean Lane

TQ5172 : Pinewood Place, Maypole by David Howard
Pinewood Place, Maypole

TQ5172 : Pinewood House, Maypole by David Howard
Pinewood House, Maypole
This is an NHS care home

TQ7471 : Hoo Road. Wainscott by David Howard
Hoo Road. Wainscott

TQ3684 : Flats on Wick Road, Hackney Wick by David Howard
Flats on Wick Road, Hackney Wick

TQ3584 : Housing estate by Wick Road, Hackney by David Howard
Housing estate by Wick Road, Hackney

TQ3184 : Pub garden on St Pauls Road, Highbury by David Howard
Pub garden on St Pauls Road, Highbury
Belonging to the Brewhouse and Kitchen behind it on Corsica Street

TQ3384 : Sheer Bliss beauty salon on Dalston Junction by David Howard
Sheer Bliss beauty salon on Dalston Junction

TQ3384 : Metropolitan Benefit Society Almshouses, Dalston by David Howard
Metropolitan Benefit Society Almshouses, Dalston

TQ3384 : Our Lady & St Joseph Church, Dalston by David Howard
Our Lady & St Joseph Church, Dalston

TQ7170 : Little Hermitage wedding venue, Gadshill by David Howard
Little Hermitage wedding venue, Gadshill

TQ7170 : Gravesend Road, Gadshill by David Howard
Gravesend Road, Gadshill

TQ3484 : London Fields, Dalston by David Howard
London Fields, Dalston
By Richmond Road. I've always known the place existed from the name of the... more

TQ3484 : By the railway bridge on Richmond Road, Dalston by David Howard
By the railway bridge on Richmond Road, Dalston

TQ3484 : Recycling bins by London Fields, Dalston by David Howard
Recycling bins by London Fields, Dalston

TQ3384 : Flats on Richmond Road, Dalston by David Howard
Flats on Richmond Road, Dalston

TQ3384 : Blandford Court, Dalston by David Howard
Blandford Court, Dalston

TQ3384 : Blandford Court, Dalston by David Howard
Blandford Court, Dalston

TQ7569 : Chatham Dockyard by David Howard
Chatham Dockyard

TQ7569 : Tinker's Alley, Chatham Dockyard by David Howard
Tinker's Alley, Chatham Dockyard

TQ7569 : Green in Chatham Dockyard by David Howard
Green in Chatham Dockyard

TQ7669 : East Road, Chatham Dockyard by David Howard
East Road, Chatham Dockyard

TQ7569 : Building in Chatham Dockyard by David Howard
Building in Chatham Dockyard

TQ7669 : Chatham Dockyard by David Howard
Chatham Dockyard
The car park on East Road with houses behind on Marc Brunel Way

TQ6272 : Sliproad to the A2, Southfleet by David Howard
Sliproad to the A2, Southfleet

TQ6272 : Sliproad to the A2, Southfleet by David Howard
Sliproad to the A2, Southfleet

TQ3584 : Sheldon Court on Wick Road, Homerton by David Howard
Sheldon Court on Wick Road, Homerton

TQ3584 : Cardinal Pole School, Homerton by David Howard
Cardinal Pole School, Homerton

TQ3484 : Morning Lane at the junction of Mare Street by David Howard
Morning Lane at the junction of Mare Street

TQ3484 : Shops on Mare Street, Hackney by David Howard
Shops on Mare Street, Hackney

TQ3484 : Houses on Graham Road, Dalston by David Howard
Houses on Graham Road, Dalston

TQ3284 : Balls Pond Road, Canonbury by David Howard
Balls Pond Road, Canonbury

TQ3584 : House on Cassland Road, Homerton by David Howard
House on Cassland Road, Homerton

TQ3284 : Halifax House, Canonbury by David Howard
Halifax House, Canonbury

TQ7569 : Sign on Tinker's Alley, Chatham Dockyard by David Howard
Sign on Tinker's Alley, Chatham Dockyard
There are two of these on the road, apparently replacing pre-1950s signs with... more

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